Anna Day FRSA MSc

Managing Director/Founder

Anna is the Managing Director and Founder of Centre for Social Change, a fellow of the Global Women's Leadership Network, and FRSA Fellow. A successful Chief Executive and CEO coach, Anna has a 17 year career in the charity sector and 10 as CEO. Anna started off life in the charity sector in 2003 and by 2005 was leading programmes nationally for Volunteering England, before moving on to become Director of an infrastructure body. She went on from there to manage provider charities in youth homelessness, maternal and infant mental health. Anna has led many national initiatives on workforce reform in the voluntary and education sectors as well as delivering workforce training projects for charity CEO's.

Latterly in 2018 she launched the Centre for Social Change providing scale up coaching and CEO Development.

Anna is passionate about ensuring Chief Executive's have the skills they need to do their job roles after realising there is a distinct lack of professional advice and expertise available for chief executives to learn their roles specifically in the non-profit sector whilst she was a chief executive. Anna has raised £17m for good causes, and works on supporting digital transformation in public and voluntary sectors when she is not chewing the fat over how to improve leadership for charity CEO's. A self confessed fountain of all knowledge charity related (AKA charity geek) related to charity, governance, strategy and the sector.

Anna has been coaching charity CEO's since 2010 and training boards and CEO's for the past decade, and is a scale up strategist, volunteer management expert, and has experience in managing charities in the education sector, homelessness, international development and mental health.

Anna's favourite subject is communicating complex causes, marketing charities, and how to capacity build small charities.

Anna is a Mum, a tea addict, and loves spending time at weekends walking her dog Coco, playing basketball with her eleven year old son, whilst contemplating how to change the world.